240 episodes

Get an edge with the Hidden Forces podcast. Media entrepreneur and financial analyst Demetri Kofinas uses a financial and cultural lens to help you draw meaningful connections, challenge consensus narratives, and formulate solutions to complex problems—empowering you to make smarter decisions.

Hidden Forces Demetri Kofinas

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

Get an edge with the Hidden Forces podcast. Media entrepreneur and financial analyst Demetri Kofinas uses a financial and cultural lens to help you draw meaningful connections, challenge consensus narratives, and formulate solutions to complex problems—empowering you to make smarter decisions.

    Jim Grant on What Inflation Means for Asset Values, Crypto, and Meme Stocks

    Jim Grant on What Inflation Means for Asset Values, Crypto, and Meme Stocks

    In Episode 221, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Jim Grant about whether he thinks we are in the process of up-anchoring inflation expectations and what this means for the Fed’s policy options, with important implications for assets like stocks, bonds, cryptocurrency, etc., whose prices have depended on the free-flow of credit enabled by more than a decade of easy money.

    • 51 min
    What Happened to the American Economy & How to Fix It | Julius Krein

    What Happened to the American Economy & How to Fix It | Julius Krein

    In Episode 220, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Julius Krein, the editor of American Affairs, about the sociopolitical, cultural, and economic forces responsible for driving the American economy into a state of “proletarianization,” where its citizens are increasingly ruled by an oligarchy of global elites whose insatiable appetite for wealth and power is endangering the very systems of free-market capitalism and liberal democracy that this kakistocracy claims to uphold.

    • 1 hr
    The Lab-Leak Hypothesis & the Origin of Covid-19 | Alina Chan & Matt Ridley

    The Lab-Leak Hypothesis & the Origin of Covid-19 | Alina Chan & Matt Ridley

    In Episode 219, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Matt Ridley and Alina Chan about how Covid-19, a virus whose closest known relatives live in bats residing in subtropical southern China, began spreading more than 1,500 km away in the city of Wuhan, while leaving none of the expected traces that such outbreaks usually create. Nearly two years into this pandemic we’re presented with a trail of evidence that increasingly points towards the Wuhan Institute of Virology as the most plausible source of the outbreak.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Age of A.I. and Our Human Future | Eric Schmidt & Dan Huttenlocher

    The Age of A.I. and Our Human Future | Eric Schmidt & Dan Huttenlocher

    In Episode 218, Demetri Kofinas speaks with fmr. CEO & Chairman of Google Eric Schmidt and MIT’s Daniel Huttenlocher about how Artificial Intelligence is transforming human society—and what it means for all of us. The first hour is spent discussing the technical dimensions of artificial intelligence, as well as how it will continue to shape our social and physical realities. The second half shifts to a conversation about national security, as well as the philosophical challenges that AI poses for humani

    • 46 min
    A Memoir of Illness, Discovery, & the Body Politic | Ross Douthat

    A Memoir of Illness, Discovery, & the Body Politic | Ross Douthat

    In Episode 217, Demetri Kofinas speaks with New York Times Op-Ed columnist Ross Douthat about his five-year struggle with a disease that in his own words, officially, doesn't exist. It’s a story about personal suffering but also about what happens when we become terribly ill only to realize that even the doctors who are willing to treat us can only do so much.

    • 59 min
    Index Funds, ETFs, & the Passive Investing Revolution | Robin Wigglesworth

    Index Funds, ETFs, & the Passive Investing Revolution | Robin Wigglesworth

    In Episode 216, Demetri Kofinas speaks with Robin Wigglesworth, the Financial Times global finance correspondent about the history of passive investing and its evolution into what some argue has become a market-distorting phenomenon that is making markets less efficient by inhibiting price discovery and concentrating power in the hands of an increasingly smaller number of index fund managers and purveyors of indices.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Boston snowman ,

Excellent podcast

Honestly one of the best shows I’ve ever listened to. Every week there is an interesting topic and Demetri does a lot of research to prepare for the interviews he has with his guests. I have learned so much from this show and it’s really changed my mindset for the better. Would highly recommend this podcast to anyone.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Demetri, host of the podcast, highlights all aspects of tech, entrepreneurship and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Art of shaving ,

The only podcast I subscribe to

Dmitri is incredibly inquisitive and spends a huge amount of time each episode researching the topic in detail. The result is long-form unedited interviews with thoughtful peolle that achieve an unparalleled level of depth. I have listened to every episode since I joined in early 2020 and am trying to work my way through the archives as well. The only thing I would consider improving might be the opening music, which sounds a bit too similar to Showtime after hours.

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